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Centeno Name Meaning

Spanish: from centeno ‘rye’ (Late Latin centenum, a derivative of centum ‘hundred’, so called as the plant was supposed to be capable of producing a hundred grains on each stalk). The a surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold rye, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a field given over to the cultivation of this crop.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Castano, Montano, Canto, Cerino, Conte, Castelo, Mente, Cervino

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Centeno Family Origin

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Centeno Family Occupations

What did your Centeno ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Jornalero and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Centeno. 45% of Centeno men worked as a Jornalero and 56% of Centeno women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Centeno were Laborer and Sirvienta

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Jornalero
    45%
  • Labrador
    15%
  • Agricultor
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Costurera
    56%
  • Lavandera
    23%
  • Sirvienta
    23%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Centeno Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Centeno. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Centeno census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Centeno. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Centeno. For the veterans among your Centeno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Centeno Life Expectancy

What is the average Centeno lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Centeno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Centeno in 1956 was 33, and 65 in 2004.

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